Subject: Re: netbsd-4 hackathon
To: None <>
From: Amitai Schlair <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/30/2007 22:33:31
On May 28, 2007, at 1:55 PM, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> So, what happened? I haven't seen a report yet - did the hackathon  
> happen,
> were there any results that are worth reporting?

I worked on the pkgsrc bootstrap process on Mac OS X. First, I  
persuaded mkbinarykit to generate a Mac-native package. This should  
help make bootstrapping on the Mac a point-and-drool affair. Then,  
with help from Thor, I persuaded all the bootstrap tools to build as  
Universal binaries (i386/ppc/ppc64/x86_64).

We thought we were real cool dudes until Erik actually tried adding a  
binary package on his Intel system (using the bootstrap built on my  
PowerPC) and uncovered a runtime bug in the Universal pkg_add(1).  
It's not fixed yet, and there are probably more such  
logic errors. So the Universal stuff is not nearly fully baked, but  
the oven's pre-heating.

More Mac pkgsrc goodness is in progress. At some point the hackathon  
had to stop, but I haven't. :-)

- Amitai